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MISSION IMPAZIBLE

UNBRIDLED'S SONG - LA PAZ, BY HOLD YOUR PEACE

On a Mission

New York’s Leading Freshman Sire of 2016.

Most accomplished son of Unbridled's Song who retired sound at 5.

Out of the Hold Your Peace mare La Paz, producer of 3 Graded stakes winners, including G2 Forest Camp.

Won or placed in nine Graded stakes, from 4 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles, ages 2, 3, 4 and 5, total earnings of $1,272,075.

Nosed in the G1 Donn Handicap.

Free of Northern Dancer, A.P. Indy, Halo, Roberto, Blushing Groom, Broad Brush, Ribot.

$7,500

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Mission Impazible


2007, entered stud 2013
Unbridled's Song Unbridled Fappiano
Gana Facil
Trolley Song Caro
Lucky Spell
La Paz Hold Your Peace Speak John
Blue Moon
Classy Craft Crafty Drone
Classy Stamp

Dosage (7-12-7-0-2) -- DI: 4.09 -- CD: 0.79






New York’s Leading Freshman Sire for 2016, Mission Impazible is a multiple graded stakes winning millionaire, by Unbridled’s Song.

Mission Impazible is half-sister to grade one winner and grade sire Forest Camp. He is a son of Deputy Minister, and Mission Impazible has already sired Tremont Stakes winner, Silver Mission, out of a mare by Deputy Minister son, Silver Deputy (sire of Posse) and multiple stakes placed Ethan Hunt out of a mare by Deputy Minister himself. Overall, the cross of Unbridled’s Song and sons with Deputy Minister line mares 21 stakes winners, including grade one winners from daughters of Dehere (sire of Graeme Hall) and French Deputy, graded winners out of a mares by Deputy Minister himself, as well as Touch Gold and Service Stripe, and stakes winners out of mares by Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper and Awesome of Course), Salt Lake, Deputy Commander and Defrere.

The Storm Cat branch of Northern Dancer appears in the broodmare sire line of nearly 40 Unbridled’s Song line stakes winners. This includes grade one winners out of mares by Storm Cat himself and Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg – himself broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song line graded stakes winner – Henny Hughes and Cactus Ridge – broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song line graded stakes winner – and grandsire of Scat Daddy); graded stakes winners out of mares by Lion Heart (by Tale of the Cat, himself broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song line stakes winner) and Storm Creek; and stakes winners out of mares by Giant’s Causeway (a brother to Freud, and sire of First Samurai), Stormy Atlantic, Forestry, Forest Wildcat, Tabasco Cat, Storm Boot, Bernstein, Pure Prize, Menifee (by Harlan, also sire of Harlan’s Holiday) and Catienus. Unbridled’s Song also has a grade one winner out of a mare by Summer Squall (a Storm Bird son bred on the same cross as Storm Cat).

The cross of Unbridled's Song and his sons over mares descending from Northern Dancer through Danzig has produced 17 stakes winners, including from daughters of Chief's Crown (sire of Concerto; grandsire of Bellamy Road), Langfuhr, Polish Numbers, Belong to Me, Pine Bluff and Corridor Key, with other options including Hard Spun, Exchange Rate, War ChantandWarFront(whomightbeparticularlyinteresting). FromtheDixielandBand branch of there are graded winners out of mares by Dixieland Band and Disco Rico, and stakes winners out of mares by Dixie Union and Citidancer, which would encourage considering mares by Dixie Brass and Hook and Ladder. Other branches of Northern Dancer to provide the dams of Unbridled’s Song stakes winners include Sadler's Wells (sire of El Prado, and grandsire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller) and Nijinsky II (who can be brought in through Royal Academy, Shadeed, Alydeed, Seattle Dancer, Sky Classic and Strawberry Road). From the Icecapade branch of the Nearctic (sire of Northern Dancer) line, Unbridled's Song is sire of the brilliant Zensational out of a mare by Phone Trick (by Clever Trick), a horse who is also broodmare sire of a grade one winner by Unbridled’s Song’s sire, Unbridled.

Unbridled enjoyed a strong affinity with mares by Caro, Unbridled's Song being an example. In turn, Unbridled's Song has a grade one winner out of a mare by Dr. Carter (a son of Caro), and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Siberian Express (by a son of Caro), and his son, Songandaprayer, sired a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Caro son With Approval. Other good sources of Caro would be Cozzene and his son Alphabet Soup (broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song stakes winner), In Excess and his son Indian Charlie (broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song line stakes winner), and Tejano (broodmare sire of a stakes winner by a son of Unbridled's Song). Caro is a Nasrullah line stallion, and from the Naskra branch of that line, Unbridled's Song has an excellent strike rate with mares by Olympio. The cross of Unbridled's Song with mares descending from Blushing Groom, has produced stakes winners out of mares by Mt. Livermore and his sons, Housebuster, Orientate and Peaks and Valleys, Rahy (broodmare sire of a graded stakes winner by Unbridled) and Runaway Groom (sire of Cherokee Run; grandsire of Yonaguska and Kafwain).

Unbridled's Song and his sons have also begun to find success when bred back over mares from certain branches own Mr. Prospector sire line. The Gone West branch has done particularly well with a grade one winner out of a mare by Mr. Greeley, and a graded winner out of a mare by his son, El Corredor, as well as graded winners out of mares Gone West himself and West By West, and stakes winners out of mares by Smarty Jones (by Elusive Quality), Came Home and Proud Citizen, with other options including Speightstown and Grand Slam. The cross with mares from the Forty Niner branch has found success through Distorted Humor – the broodmare sire of Unbridled’s Song’s brilliant son, Arrogate, and sire of Flower Alley and Sharp Humor – as well as Tactical Advantage, Trippi (by End Sweep), Gold Case and Luhuk, with this strain also available through Coronado’s Quest, Roar, Gold Fever and Editor’s Note. There is a grade one winner by Unbridled’s Song out of a mare by Lemon Drop Kid, a grade one winner out of a mare by Smart Strike (sire of Curlin and Lookin At Lucky), and a trio of stakes winners out of mares by Mutakddim (by Seeking the Gold, also broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song line graded winner, and sire of Petionville and Cape Town). There appears to be an emerging cross with mares by Thunder Gulch (by Gulch), and his son, Point Given, and there is a also a stakes winner out of a mare by Fusaichi Pegasus.

The cross of Unbridled’s Song and his sons over Roberto through Dynaformer is showing promise, and there are also Unbridled’s Song line stakes winners out mares descending from Roberto through You and I and his sire Kris S. (also sire of Arch, Rock Hard Ten, Prized and Kissin Kris), a grade one winner out of a mare by Lear Fan, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Repriced. Roberto is a son of Hail to Reason, and from the Stop the Music branch, Unbridled’s Song is sire of grade one winner Stop Traffic out of a mare by Cure the Blues (sire of American Chance). From the Halo branch of Hail to Reason, Mission Impazible is sire of stakes placed first crop two-year-old Paz the Bourbon out of a mare by More Than Ready.

Overall, the Unbridled’s Song cross with A.P. Indy has not been outstanding, but Pulpit has been an exception, which suggests daughters of Sky Mesa (a reverse cross to the broodmare sire of Emcee) and Tapit (who is particularly interesting on pedigree) could also be considered. Mares by Jump Start, another reverse cross to the broodmare sire of Emcee, may also be interesting. We’ll also note that the cross with mares by Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful) is showing promise, and that there are two stakes winners, one graded out of mares by Macho Uno, and another out of a mare by his sire, Holy Bull.


BY ALAN PORTER

TDN Progeny Past Performances





Current Top Performers   Northern Hemisphere Summary
Age Starts 1st(SW) 2nd(SP) 3rd(SP) $$
2 2 1 0 1(1) $42,114
3 4 1/(1) 1 1(1) $483,140
4 9 1(1) 4(3) 0 $528,649
5 6 0 3(2) 0 $231,046
Totals 21 3(2) 8(5) 2(2) $1,284,949

Won at 2

Maiden Special Weight

KEENELAND

4.5f, D, defeating Grand Times, Billet, Even Wilder, Scottkeith'skitten, Gordon Bennett, Cheque Appeal, Low Country Man, John B. W.

3rd at 2

G3 Kentucky Juvenile S.

CHURCHILL DOWNS

5f, D, to Aegean, Jealous Again, defeating Western Smoke, Gator Prowl, Kinsolving, Heavenville, Kitty in the Bag, Seattle Court.

Won at 3

G2 Louisiana Derby

FAIR GROUNDS

9f, D, defeating A Little Warm, Drosselmeyer, Discreetly Mine, Stay Put, Ron the Greek, The Program, Mister Marti Gras, Fly Down, Wow Wow Wow, Hotep, Island Soul, Backtrack.

3rd at 3

G3 Southwest S.

FAIR GROUNDS

8f, D, to Conveyance, Dublin, defeating Crider, Domonation, Pleasant Storm, Cool Bullet, Dryfly, Kitty's Turn, Cardiff Giant.

Won at 4

G2 New Orleans H.

FAIR GROUNDS

9f, D, defeating Apart, Giant Oak, Fast Alex, Birdrun, El Caballo, Demarcation, Country Flavor.

2nd at 4

G1 Stephen Foster H.

CHURCHILL DOWNS

9f, D, to Pool Play, defeating Apart, Duke of Mischief, Giant Oak, Flat Out, Crown of Thorns, Worldly, Equestrio, El Caballo, Regal Ransom.

G1 Clark H.

CHURCHILL DOWNS

9f, D, to Wise Dan, defeating Flat Out, Mister Marti Gras, Ruler On Ice, Headache, Alma d'Oro, Will's Wildcat, Prayer for Relief, Stately Victor, Demarcation, Pleasant Prince, General Quarters.

G3 Mineshaft H.

FAIR GROUNDS

8.5f, D, to Demarcation, defeating Apart, Z Humor, Le Grand Cru, Midnight Mischief.

2nd at 5

G1 Donn H.

GULFSTREAM PARK

9f, D, to Hymn Book, defeating Redeemed, Where's Sterling, Flat Out, Trickmeister, Shackleford, Ruler On Ice, Sangaree, Al Khali, Soaring Empire.

G2 New Orleans H.

FAIR GROUNDS

9f, D, to Nates Mineshaft, defeating Toby's Corner, Mister Marti Gras, Pants On Fire, Redeemed, Fast Alex, Thirtyfirststreet.

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